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Researching & Writing Julie of the Wolves

Craighead House 318 E. Old Yord Rd., Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States

Listen to Luke George talk about his mother, Jean Craighead George, researching her Newbery Award-winning Julie of the Wolves. RSVP your seat HERE.

Event Series Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie

Totem Pole Playhouse 9555 Golf Course Rd., Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, United States

Based on the 1997 New York Times bestseller by Mitch Albom that sold over 20 million copies, Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of an accomplished sports journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on Nightline,  a television news program and learns...

Event Series Nature Journaling Camp

Nature Journaling Camp

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States

During this 3-day camp, students will get in touch with nature through observation, recording what they see with writing and drawing, and learning about the science of what’s happening in nature while immersing themselves in the beauty of the natural world. Through observation, awareness and attention to detail, students explore such things as animal tracks,...

Event Series Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries is Strawberry Hill’s summer program designed to immerse kids in nature while engaging their hearts and minds with hands-on, play-based learning outdoors. Wild Strawberries will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 11th to August 8th from 12:30pm-4:30pm. There will be no Wild Strawberries the week of July 4th. This is a...

Event Series Summer Stories 2024

Summer Stories 2024

Red Run Park 12143 Buchanan Trail E., Rouzerville, Pennsylvania, United States

Children gather under a tree in the park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. This year, Summer Stories will be on Wednesdays, June 12, 19 and 26, and July 3, 10, and 17 at 11:00 a.m. The theme for the 2024 Summer Stories is “Tales of Tails.” Kathy Helfrick and Jane Glenn will...

Wee Wonders Nature Series for Preschoolers-Winter 2024

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States

The Institute is offering five new Wee Wonders sessions this winter, with each one a full 90 minutes of educational fun! Taught by Institute educators, age-appropriate program activities include exploring the outdoors, hikes, theme-related story books, rhymes, finger plays, nature games, crafts, songs, and puppets. Themes or topics include pine cones, winter sounds, deer and...

EXPLORE! Log Sweet Log

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States

Get up close with nature as you explore life on, in, and under logs in the forest. Hands, magnifiers, and our senses are all used to explore how this “forest trash” is really a forest treasure. Participants will investigate what makes fallen trees so important to so many forms of life in the forest, including living...


Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter “SOAR” Bird Walks

First and third Saturday spring, summer, fall and winter bird walks find birding enthusiasts Sharon and Larry Williams of Waynesboro leading the walks along the hiking trails at varying locations throughout the area. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and may bring identification books and binoculars. Free and open to the public. Just show up—no reservations...

Annual Ice Cream Social & Book Sale

Blue Ridge Summit Free Library 13767 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, United States

The Blue Ridge Summit Free Library will hold its 48th annual Ice Cream Social and Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 on the library grounds. The event is a fundraiser for the library. More than 4,000 books will be offered for sale, including selections for adults, teens and children...

Event Series 2024 Kings Gap Trail Challenge

2024 Kings Gap Trail Challenge

Can you hike every trail at Kings Gap? With 2600 acres of forest, Kings Gap has an extensive hiking system. Join us to get more comfortable hiking the trails. By the end, this challenging monthly hiking series will cover over 25 miles of trail at the park. Two options of the same hike are offered...


Ancestral Skills Part 2

Strawberry Hill Foundation 1537 Mt Hope Rd., Fairfield, Pennsylvania, United States

Ancestral Skills is an all-new three part series! Part 2 - Water Water: In this class, you will discover multiple methods to filter and purify water for drinking and avoiding waterborne illness.  A variety of primitive methods of water locating and purification will be discussed and demonstrated, from coyote wells to solar distillation, as well...


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